Youth Outreach: Conflict Resolution & Empowerment

Visitors from France will discuss the best methods of engaging youth in community organizations and grassroots advocacy groups that foster youth leadership skills and engage young people through education, economic opportunity and civic participation. This program will focus on empowering local youth, discussion of social/ethnic diversity in schools, and understanding youth identity/individualism. International Visitor Leadership (IVLP) […]

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Happy Dog Takes on the World: Will Populism Prevail?

With the surprising results of the Brexit Referendum and the election of Donald J. Trump as President of the United States, all eyes turn to the French and German elections to gauge the influence of populism and voter discontent in global democracies. France, an architect of the European Union (EU) that has always prided itself […]

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“Third Places” in the U.S. – Sustainable Urban Development

CCWA is pleased to welcome Mr. Sylvain Barfety, an international visitor from France traveling to the United States to learn about sustainable urban development. Specifically, Mr. Barfety will be examining “third places,” a sociological term referring to the social surroundings separate from the two usual social environments of home (“first place”) and the workplace (“second […]

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TTIP: Trade and Economic Development

In 2013, President Obama and leaders from the European Council and European Commission announced that the US and EU would begin negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) agreement. TTIP is a comprehensive trade agreement that seeks to strengthen trade and investment ties between the US and the EU, increase economic growth, promote […]

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